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off set mb550 will be plenty.

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Here's a Duke 550 OS in action...No problems with the 550's

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550's for me. Can't go wrong with 4 coil, but 2 coil will definitely hold em

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Chalk another one up for the 550. Black male today.

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650 here, and not because a (much) smaller trap won't hold them. I've never MISSED an animal that has stepped on a 650's pan.


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Originally Posted by ltppowell
650 here, and not because a (much) smaller trap won't hold them. I've never MISSED an animal that has stepped on a 650's pan.



I can't use anything bigger than a 550 for land traps, but I can use larger taps for water sets.


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Four coil 1.75's are damn good coyote traps. I just hate teaching them not to lose a toe.


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Originally Posted by ltppowell
650 here, and not because a (much) smaller trap won't hold them. I've never MISSED an animal that has stepped on a 650's pan.

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Originally Posted by rickmenefee
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650 here, and not because a (much) smaller trap won't hold them. I've never MISSED an animal that has stepped on a 650's pan.

Bingo


you guys should listen to that...


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Have left the local song dogs alone because they keep the meadow vol population in check but their increased population and recent daytime attempts on our free range flock have pissed off Momma. Had one lone 'yote flock shoot the girls t'other day and come up empty as both she and I heard the roo's early warning and were able to intervene and run the bastard off before missile lock was achieved on a single runner. Got one of those halibut eye looks when I informed her that late November would be a better time for pelts.... *grin*

Have been looking in earnest at various options out there and was impressed by the offset MB 550's but given the prep required, I'm even more impressed by the coated, offset, 4-coil No BS K9 Extreme Jr. Both are made in America but the K9's build quality and coating longevity (can also be dipped in Full Metal Jacket) are likely worth the few extra $'s.

550 vs K9

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I’d go with the 550. You won’t be giving anything up.


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I like the 550’s

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Originally Posted by MadTrapper375
I prefer the K-9 Extreme to the MB-650.Link


I think the K9 extreme is easier to set than the 650 due to the dogless design of the extreme. Didn't care for the 650's and sold the few I had.

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I have both if there's little chance of domestic animals I would recommend the 650's. Both are built like tanks spend the extra 40.00 and get the cast jaws the regular jaws need to be laminate. I traded for a couple dozen with regular and there a bitch to change.

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Trap makes and sizes are as personal a choice as what kind of woman you're in to. I'm a big fan of square jaw, dog on, Northwoods style coils in #2 for coyote, fox, badger, as well as the occasional bobcat. I baseplate and put a shock spring on them. Some are laminated and some aren't. The laminated traps get 4 coiled to keep them fast. For my strictly cat line I use #3 double long springs with big pans, baseplates, and a heavy twist link #3 chain set up. I've used MB550s. Not a huge fan of the pan tension situation, but it can be fixed. I have buddies that have regularly held wolves in MB650s. They're also great traps. Knowing how to trap and set up your traps is a lot more important than what brand or size you use.

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i have both but i prefer 550 personally. Both are great coyote traps, just that i feel like the 550's are easier and quicker to set.
Also, 550's are easier to release non-target IMO.

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I use 550’s and 650’s and had good luck with both. I bought some little sleepy creeks and even caught and held coyotes in them. They’re legitimately too small but they worked.

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Check put the MB Alphas. They are dogless and night latched.

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I plan on starting to trap fox around my place . They are all over and I like rabbit hunting . I can get a Duke 550 for 20 bucks . Some questions though. I do have to wax them right? I dont know why I have to wax them . I imagine they will smell the metal. When I was a kid I trapped a few fox but that was 40 yrs ago. I recall waxing them but did get one is a coon set once.


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I've got 18 MB 650's. They are all I use

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